Friday 22nd April 2016
Welcome back to Year 5F’s blog for the week.
Maths –This week the children have begun to look at the relationship between fractions and decimals. They began by looking at tenths, hundredths and thousandths and how we would write them as a decimal. Do you know the answer?
As well as this, some of the children went on to find out that one quarter is the same as 0.25, one half is equivalent to 0.5 and that ¾ can be written as 0.75. Also, some of the children have been exploring the relationship between other fractions and their decimal equivalent.
Take a look at this online game to find out about decimals and fractions…
English – The children have been looking at a range of texts and then answering questions about them. They have been looking at SPOTTER questions (where you just have to spot the answer in the text), CLUE FINDER questions (where you need to look for a clue to help you work out the answer) and CHATTERER questions (when you have to explain the author’s choice of language).
Also, they have been looking at modal verbs (these are verbs that offer a degree of possibility) eg I might go to the cinema tonight or You could have won the lottery this week. Also, we have looked at prepositions (these are words that tell you about position or location) eg Put the book on the bedside table please or Can you see those trees beyond the lake?
Science – We have continued to look at our Forces topic. Can you imagine what it would be like if there was no gravity? The children have been thinking exactly what it would be like and writing about it.
Topic – We have begun our new topic all about the Ancient Greeks. The children have located both England and Greece on a map. They discovered that it is a country in Europe that is made up of lots of islands as well as being on the mainland too. Its capital city is Athens and its largest island is Crete. Greece is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea. The currency is the Euro. It has a hot climate and their winter has a temperature of 13-15°, similar to the temperature in the UK at the moment.
Our certificate winners this week were Jack (from Mrs Dougherty) and Bradley D (from Mrs Roche). A big well done from us all to both boys.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along to meet us this week for Parent’s Evening. It was fabulous to see you all and report back on how well your child is doing in Year 5.
All that remains to say is to have a great weekend and we will see you again on Monday.